Sr Richard David Sorrells, Sr

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About Sr Richard David Sorrells, Sr

He worked at Monticello for Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial foundation records (personally researched by Thelma F. Prince in June 1981, also by a genealogical records researcher and by Russell B. Sorrells, descendant) show that a RICHARD SORRELS began to work for THOMAS JEFFERSON 28 August 1769, and he worked more or less continously for him at Monticello until the last reference to him is made on 10 February 1774 when a sale of his estate was held. Therefore he died before this date. Jefferson kept detailed accounts on all his workers, crops planted, etc. In Richard's account, several references are made to WILLIAM SORRELLS. William was never called a "boy" in these records. He counted out corn in one of his duties, which was an adult activity. I have received permission from Princeton University Press to use the information about Richard Sorrels in it's entirety. These records are given in full in the book: Jefferson's Memorandum Books, Vol I and II, Accounts with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826. Edited by James A. Bear, Jr. and Lucia Stanton. Princeton University Press, 1997. Please see this URL for the excerpts in their entirety which refer to Richard Sorrells made by this compiler in 1997 from the aforementioned book: http://www.oursouthernancestors.com/jeff-001.html


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@R-995802644@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Ancestry Family Tree http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=77536195&pid...

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Sr Richard David Sorrells, Sr's Timeline

1707
1707
Virginia
1742
1742
Augusta County, Virginia
1743
1743
Virginia, United States
1744
1744
Virginia, United States
1745
1745
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
1746
1746
Augusta, Virginia, United States
1752
1752
Virginia, United States
1753
1753
Duplin, North Carolina, United States
1753
North Carolina, United States